7th Circuit: Firing For Taking Leave For Funeral May Constitute Religious Bias

7th Circuit: Firing For Taking Leave For Funeral May Constitute Religious Bias

CHICAGO - An employee who was fired after taking several weeks of leave to travel abroad to bury his father may proceed with his religious bias suit, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 31, reversing a trial court's grant of summary judgment to the employer (Sikiru Adeyeye v. Heartland Sweeteners, LLC, No. 12-3820, 7th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 15610).

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